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Photo : Numerous studies have shown that social insecurity increases perinatal morbidity, such as preterm birth, little weight newborns, undetected birth defects, increasing cesarean rates.


For nearly 15 years, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation has been supporting its partners on the ground in their fight against social exclusion.

Insecurity makes people more fragile and triggers mental suffering and disease

In France, 8.7 million people - 14.3% of the population - live below the poverty line (with less than 977 euros per month) according to the latest INSEE statistics. Children are particularly affected as one in five lives in a situation of social exclusion. More than a million young people are faced with extreme poverty. More than 140,000 people are homeless. In the Ile-de-France around Paris, the duration of support from the hotel reception scheme for families has increased from an average of 12 nights in 1999 to a period of several years today.

Health is deteriorating in the poorest communities

Inequalities are widening, the crisis is afflicting more and more men, as well as women and children, and impacting all areas of life: health, education, and social life. One in five has given up or deferred their healthcare over the last two years. With the aim of bringing better care to these people in difficulty, the Foundation is supporting several programs that are geographically and technically complementary. The health component accounts for a large part of its support and is fully aligned with its goal of helping reduce health inequalities.

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